Zoom Logo

3rd Annual African Immigrant Professional Development Conference - Shared screen with speaker view
Philomena Satre
41:22
Thank you Mr. Kennedy for your inspiring message this am~
Lisa Perez
41:47
Thank you for those inspiring words!
Jote Taddese
42:38
very inspiring! Thank you!
Lisa Perez
44:24
Yes
Lisa Perez
44:35
Good morning!
Jerome Sakpeider
45:48
That was a very impressive and moving story! Thank you for sharing Mr. Kennedy!
Miata Getaweh
48:06
great job clare
Miata Getaweh
48:17
Please put all questions in the Q & A
Miata Getaweh
01:04:03
yes! we have to appreciate those who paved the way for us!
brianombongi
01:05:27
Just like you, I am debating and I really want to go home (Kenya); were you afraid? How did you take that first step. As you said as a diaspora you don’t quite belong to either world and it is hard to make connections professionally. How did you overcome that uncertainty and took that first step.
Melvin Nye
01:05:48
Thank you very much for sharing your story. I’m motivated by it and adopt the saying, “I’m going to be who I am and what I make of myself.”
Lisa Perez
01:15:39
Hi Anisa, this is Lisa from Prosperity Ready. How can allies best support tough conversations about issues and barriers?
Barbara Fadirepo
01:18:55
This conference is excellent! Will we have an opportunity to see or view the recording? There are many people that we wish were aware of this conference and we would love for them to hear this and be motivated and encouraged in their journey here, to achieve and be all they can be in the U.S.A. in their country of origin, or the world!
Miata Getaweh
01:21:03
yes, the conference will be available next week on www.aipdc.org
Lisa Perez
01:30:39
Thank you Anisa for your kinds words and advice!
Barbara Fadirepo
01:32:58
Thank you for making the recording available to everyone! Any estimate of when it will be available on the website?
Wokie Freeman-Gbogba
01:38:17
Thank you for sharing your story and your inspirational words, Anisa!
acer
01:40:25
Thank you Anisa for sharing your story. I am in awe of your tenacity and passion. Best
Philomena Satre
01:42:22
Thank you Assistant Commissioner Anisa for your powerful messages this morning.
Anisa
01:45:20
anisa.hajimumin@state.mn.us and or 651-583-1219
Anisa
01:45:27
anisamumin@gmail.com
Wokie Freeman-Gbogba
01:46:55
Please adjust your camera, Philomena!
Drinal
01:48:26
Philomena can you adjust your camera so we can see you? :)
Drinal
01:48:38
YES!
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
01:56:09
trustworthy, creativity
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
01:56:35
it is
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
01:56:44
yes
Drinal
01:56:45
Yes...
John Plummer
01:56:51
I can see them fine.
Drinal
01:57:02
Hello John! :)
Clare Rodrigues
01:57:04
I can see the slides just fine
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
01:57:54
the how is very important, especially if we want to connect with people authentically
Miata Getaweh
01:59:17
that I am passionate about service
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
01:59:46
service minded
Wokie Freeman-Gbogba
01:59:56
Catalyst for positive change
Barbara Fadirepo
02:00:33
I made them feel respected and loved
Barbara Fadirepo
02:00:46
valued
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:04:54
it will be shared after the meeting
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:07:29
research, community, civil justice
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:08:41
That is powerful!
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:09:05
You have to be intentional about what you do
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:10:48
I like the idea of a farmer's philosophy
acer
02:11:25
I love the Farmer's Philosophy. It makes a world of difference in one's personal and professional life
Barbara Fadirepo
02:11:39
We appreciate your sharing the Chat box with us afterwards! Right now that option is not available to us.
Wokie Freeman-Gbogba
02:13:51
Thanks for the presentation, Philomena
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:14:22
Are there any books or resources that you would recommend on being authentic?
Saah Kpakar
02:14:23
What would you consider the major impact of COVID-19 on professional development? How can one keep motivated during these unusual times?
T. Martiesen
02:15:01
The speakers have been amazing!
John Plummer
02:17:05
Could we create a mentor network through AIPDC? I'm sure there are people who would be willing to serve as mentors through.
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:17:47
The raise hand feature does not work, please use the chat box or Q & A
Anisa
02:18:22
For books: those that feel they're not worthy of their positions, read Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen
Anisa
02:19:09
For communication topics reading, I found John Maxwell's Everyone Communicates Few Connect.
Anisa
02:19:41
Also, The Source by Tara Swart is great and transformational.
Anisa
02:21:22
And Brene Brown's books are great ones such as Dare to Lead .
Ade Solideaveconsulting
02:22:01
For Upcoming Entrepreneurs, what would you consider to be the most important variable in identifying and tackling institutional voids as hindrances are present as a result of bias such as diversity
Barbara Fadirepo
02:22:06
Will be helpful if all who suggested books post it in the Chat box, name and author’s name if known, so it will be included in the saved Chat that will be shared with us….thanks!
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:23:20
thanks, Philomena
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:23:24
You are awesome
Clare Rodrigues
02:23:26
I love that quote and the session, Philomena!!
Clare Rodrigues
02:23:38
Thank you, Philomena!!
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:23:45
Ask the Experts linkhttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/79437870747
John Plummer
02:25:07
Great job Philomena! Thank you!
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:25:09
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79437870747 - Ask the Experts
Anisa
02:25:36
Thank you Philomena. You are a passionate leader, glad I e-met you. Hope to connect for further networking and collaboration purposes.
Philomena Satre
02:26:13
Thank you all for your engagement and feel free to reach out if you have additional questions: psatre@landolakes.com.
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
02:26:34
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79437870747 Ask the Experts
Miata Getaweh
02:27:05
visit the job fair at www.aipdc.org
AMA ELI BOUMI
02:27:10
Thanks for your leadership and dedication Miata
Wokie Freeman-Gbogba
02:27:16
Great conference so far! Thank you to Miata and all the organizers as well as the presenters!
Clare Rodrigues
02:27:52
What time is the break until?
Miata Getaweh
02:27:52
join the ask the experts panel from 11:20-12:20 pm https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79437870747
Ade Solideaveconsulting
02:27:52
Fela!
Jerome Sakpeider
02:32:49
The conference was informative and the information is vital especially for young African and other immigrant professionals and those seeking professional positions in Minnesota.
Anisa
02:35:20
Yes
acer
02:42:08
Congratulations Margretta. So proud
Saah Kpakar
02:55:40
Great story Margretta Getaweh. That's really motivating
Jerome Sakpeider
03:01:38
Truly, networking and having a mentor are vital
acer
03:03:17
Determination is key. Thanks Dr. Acquah for sharing that story. It is inspiring
Clare Rodrigues
03:07:27
Such a great point, Busi. Focusing on what you CAN do and what’s within your control keeps you moving forward.
Jote Taddese
03:08:03
Great stories and lessons for everyone. Thank you all for sharing your successes and challenges. It takes courage!
Jerome Sakpeider
03:12:11
Busi, loneliness and the feeling of rejection are part of the diaspora experience for most Africans, but your tenacity, positive attitude, and resilience are amazing.
Saah Kpakar
03:15:00
Busi, what strategy did you use to integrate into your new environment? What advice will you offer to new immigrants in their quest for professional development?
Clare Rodrigues
03:15:31
Yes, Busi- you just touched on mental health and the impact this journey and experiences can have on one’s MH. Thank you for your vulnerability and normalizing what we don’t often talk about in our African communities.
Kokulo James Supuwood
03:21:48
yes, we all have a home run
Kokulo James Supuwood
03:22:01
we have to keep pushing forward
89694158553
03:22:10
This is a great session. How do we get this knowledge to new immigrants and younger people so that the they do not have similar experiences?
Saah Kpakar
03:22:48
Thanks Dr. Acquah. We all have a home run in us. I will remember that going forward. Thanks for sharing your story with us
Clare Rodrigues
03:26:12
To Kpangbala’s point, I’d be happy to share some culturally specific & relevant Mental health resources with attendees.
Miata Getaweh
03:26:18
oh wow, I have never thought about it that way :)
Miata Getaweh
03:27:05
Yes, Clare! we can share additional resources after event on www.aipdc.org
Funmi Sodunke
03:27:35
Yes! We have a collective resilience!
Drinal
03:27:39
"If you want to go fast...go alone. If you want to go far...go with others"
Funmi Sodunke
03:30:06
Great point Dr. Acquah!
Saah Kpakar
03:30:49
Excellent point Dr. Acquah. We need to network with one another
Clare Rodrigues
03:30:58
Ciara- that quote is perfect.
Clare Rodrigues
03:31:23
Sorry-Ciafa-not Ciara :-)
Clare Rodrigues
03:31:39
Amen to that Margretta
acer
03:32:03
Preach Margretta. Preach!
Miata Getaweh
03:32:54
Thanks, everyone. Thanks to our panelists
Miata Getaweh
03:33:05
please visit the job fair at www.aipdc.org
Funmi Sodunke
03:33:11
Be a linkedin in real life— Busi
Funmi Sodunke
03:33:16
I love that!
acer
03:33:30
Thanks Miata and team. Awesome job
Jote Taddese
03:33:41
When you elevate upwards, don’t forget to send the elevator down, be yourself, connect with others and expand your network. Great words of advice.
Clare Rodrigues
03:34:01
Wow, Charles, never even knew that was a part of KMOJ ! I will need to listen to the radio show
pflah
03:34:03
Such awesome panel and event, thanks everyone!
Clare Rodrigues
03:34:21
Great reminder, Jose!
Clare Rodrigues
03:34:23
JOTE
Margretta Getaweh, (She, Her)
03:36:01
www.aipdc.org
Miata Getaweh
03:36:02
www.aipdc.org
Jerome Sakpeider
03:36:10
I appreciate being invited to the conference, Thanks to the organizers and panelists. Wonderful conference!
Miata Getaweh
03:36:12
click on a logo to connect with an employer
89694158553
03:36:22
This was great.
Funmi Sodunke
03:36:47
www.aipdc.org
Clare Rodrigues
03:36:52
Thank you, Charles!
Saah Kpakar
03:36:59
Thanks Charles
Funmi Sodunke
03:37:39
Please end over to the website to network with other companies.
Liz G
03:37:47
Thanks Charles!
Funmi Sodunke
03:37:48
head*
mimi wahome
03:40:00
how do we connect to the job fair
Funmi Sodunke
03:40:14
Please visit www.aipdc.org
Funmi Sodunke
03:40:24
And click on the icon/names of employers
Funmi Sodunke
03:40:38
Let us know if you have any questions
mimi wahome
03:40:48
thanks
Funmi Sodunke
03:42:05
Hello Kpangbala from my understanding you would have to log out of this zoom room to access another zoom room.
Funmi Sodunke
03:42:13
Please let me know how we can help.
Funmi Sodunke
03:42:24
If that doesn’t work for you.
Miata Getaweh
03:46:18
some companies have specific time intervals